Edl - Board Member - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

Mike Edl

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA


Have had various responsibilities at McLeodUSA which included running Operations for the CLEC. I also had responsibility for Planning, Engineering and Operations for the CLEC operations.

Have experience in managing through change as the company went through Chapter 11 and had to manage the team through this financial crisis.

Have the ability to adapt as the company changed directions on the network as acquisitions completed.

Have ability to develop and foster a team environment.

Have strong accountability to goals and objectives and ability to deliver results.

Have strong financial ability to manage SG&A and CAPEX.


Board Member

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Chief Technology Officer

ImOn Communications

January 2011 - January 2011

Provide direction and oversight for developing the future direction of the network and IT systems.

Senior Vice President- Network Services

Hawaiian Telcom

August 2008 - July 2011

Responsible for Planning, Engineering and Operations of Hawaiian Telcom's network organization.

Senior Vice President- Network Operations


February 2008 - July 2008

McLeodUSA was bought by Paetec on February 8, 2008. New responsibility for the company's Network management and Network Operation Centers in Charlotte NC, Rochester NY and Hiawatha IA.

Group Vice President

McLeod USA

January 1999 - January 2008

GVP Network Services


January 1999 - January 2008

VP- Network Services

TDS Telecom

August 1996 - August 1999

Responsible for Network Planning, Operation and Engineering for the company which owned 107 Independent Telcos in 28 States.

Director- Field Operations


August 1993 - August 1996

Responsible for Network Operations for Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Responsible for Data Center in Ohio, Field Operations for the switching centers and outside plant in the three states.

Director- National and International Network management


August 1990 - August 1993

Responsible for traffic management of MCI's domestic and international switching. Frame Relay and X.25 Network Management were also included. Restoration management development and implementation were accomplished during this period as we competed against AT&T to deliver a restoration tool to restore optical and 44Mbps pipes.

Various positions


January 1980 - August 1990

Held various positions during this period. Started with MCI as Multiplex Engineer in Washington DC. Moved to San Jose, California and was responsible for multiplex installations for the northwestern US. Moved back to Washington DC and supervised Inside plant provisioning. Moved back to San Francisco, CA and was responsible for the Switch location on Fremont St. I was promoted to Manager and picked up the switch on Brannon St. I was again promoted to Sr. Manager and had responsibility for the Bay Area which included the East Bay. This all occurred within three years. I then was asked to move to Phoenix, AZ to manage Operations in Arizona and New Mexico.

Qualifications & Certifications


Case Western Reserve University


University of Phoenix


Community College of Air Force

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